Ok guys and gals... I am in need of lots of help.
I found my Ecozilla the other day which was completly dead. After several hours, it is finally up and running like a champ. I have always liked this model, but I am more of an auto fan than quartz. Thus is the reason for this thread.
I would like to do a subtle mod and exchange the quartz for an automatic movement. I would love to use an 8215 miyota movement to keep it in the same family, similar to having a 57 Chevrolet Bel Air and putting a new 572 big block under the hood... Woof! Blasphemy would be putting a Ford motor under the hood of the 57 Chevrolet. Sorry, got side tracked for a moment.
I had one person to tell me the miyota movement will not fit in the Ecozilla case. As a last resort, I will consider a swiss auto such as ETA or Sellita. My goal would be to use aa Asian movement for an Asian timepiece. I don't want this mod to be overkill, but something that Citizen would say, "We should have done this."
Besides the auto movement, maybe change the dial and hands. I would like to add a sapphite crystal, but I don't think there is one that will fit an Ecozilla. And finally, I am undecided about keeping the bezel original or including it with the mod.
This is where you come in. In all honesty, what do you think? Is this mod doable, or am I just wasting my time? If this is possible, I would love to hear your ideas on how you would mod your Ecozilla. I am serious when I say I want to do this. I think this will be one cool mod, something we all can talk about in the future. Any help from you will be greatly appreciated.